GM Recalling 200k Hummers After Underestimating Number Of Reported Fires

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General Motors announced the recall of 196,379 Hummers for fire risk. Three people suffered minor burns due to the issue, and GM said earlier today those were the only fires related to the issue. Now it’s come out that 42 fires have been reported.

Reuters reports that the recall affects the 2006 to 2010 model year Hummer H3, along with the HT3 from 2009 and 2010 model years.

Of the three reported injuries, two of the Hummers burnt to the ground.

According to Reuters:

Earlier on Wednesday, GM had said no fires have been reported other than the three vehicles in which people sustained burns.


However, GM corrected that figure later today saying that there were actually 31 reported fires to NHTSA, and another 11 that were reported directly to the automaker. How those figures got lost in the mix hasn’t been explained.